yes, its absolutely true!
the camera we’re going to talk about today was indeed actually smuggled in to a venue where cameras were banned, by a journalist, wearing cowboy boots, at least, thats how the story goes….!
the camera im talking about was the one that turned the SLR manufacturers green with envy…it is of course, the pentax 110 auto slr.
it was, and still is, an absolute miracle as to how the pentax engineers managed to squeeze in ALL the attributes of a normal sized slr camera, into such a miniscule camera! i mean, you cant even call it a pocket camera really, can you, for its even smaller than that….to many people, it looks like a toy rather than a fully fledged slr camera!
ok, pentax didnt have it all their way…there were other 110 cameras, such as the one by minolta, but they paled in comparison to the pentax, both in size, looks and specs…the pentax had centre-weighted ttl metering, bayonet lenses, electronically controlled leaf shutter situated behind the lens, and magically, an instant-return mirror inside, too!
for the pentax is the only slr system with which you can hold the camera with its 50mm lens, a couple of additional lenses and a film winder, all in the palm of one hand!!
i know what youre saying…how can you expect pin-sharp performance from a negative thats so small? well, lets not kid anyone here, the negative is just 13mm x 17mm small, but i beg to differ here, as ive enlarged the negatives to 5×7 and even 6″x9″, with very good results!
how is this possible? well, because the negative is so small, depth of field and focus is very deep, which compensates for the small size of negative.
and how about film? well, it is still available and in fact, because the film used nowadays is so much more advanced than that used when the camera system first came out, you get even better results. film can also be loaded yourself using 16mm easily available film.
i have 2 of these fantastic little wonders myself…of course, im keeping 1 of them, but the 2nd one is being offered for sale here, so dont lose your chance to get your hands on one!
its fully tested of course, and comes to you with its standard 50mm lens, as well as a 24mm and an 18mm lens, a rare electronic film power winder, flash unit and pigskin effect carry case. a roll of 110 film is also supplied, so you can start shooting straight away!
what about the camera hidden in the shoe? well, the guy apparently hid his penatx 110 in the top part of his cowboy boot
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